By John W. Lillpop
While Americans feign shock, disgust, and surprise at the video which shows former NFL star Ray Rice using his lady as a punching bag and then dragging the unconscious woman around by the hair, the ignored truth needs to be spoken:
As brutal and viscous as the Rice assault was, it is by no means an unheard of incident in the African-American community, where woman are frequently the victims of domestic violence, including murder.
In fairness, one must ask: Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and, for that matter, Eric Holder with regard to the Ray Rice assault?
Or are African-American males who also happen to be superstar athletes exempt from community outrage and the jaws of justice simply because of their race, athletic stardom, AND because the victim is female?
Rather than marching off to Ferguson, Missouri in search of white police officers to pummel, why is Eric Holder not looking into examples of brutality and violence by black men against black women there?
And while you are at it, why not take a look at Chicago and the notorious murder rate and violence index in Barack Obama’s former stomping grounds, Mr. Attorney General?
Is there a pattern of black men on black women crime which needs the attention of the DOJ, sir?
Eric Holder and Barack Obama are allegedly advocates for justice, especially when it comes to mistreatment of black people. But is that concern less intense when the perpetrators are black, male, and world-class athletes?
As black leaders struggle to “heal” the black community, leaders and law enforcement authorities need to point out, with vigor, the cultural problems (unmarried births, violence, and misogamy) all too common with Eric Holder’s “my people.”
As difficult as it may be to admit, Mr. Attorney General, you may discover that not all travails in the black community can be blamed on white racism!